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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
    Convince me I'm wrong about The Yeah Yeah Yeah's.
    I like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for the same reasons I like the Pixies...a lot of their songs are (more like were) quick and dirty, and again I think people focus too much on their hits like Maps, Gold Lion, Zero, and Y Control, and forget some of the smaller gems they have to offer (two of which appeared on EPs) that they hardly ever play/played live. Again though, I think you have some interest/appreciation for the simple dirty rock sound going into these. Given those guidelines, three of my favorites would be: (I would also suggest checking out the Karen O. At Home demos that leaked a couple years ago - recorded before the YYY's got big)

    Miles Away:


    Kiss Kiss:


    Way Out:

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    Quote Originally Posted by menikmati View Post
    I like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for the same reasons I like the Pixies...
    Interesting because I love the Pixies for the same reasons you listed.

    I'll give these YYY videos a listen. Thanks.
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    Has Pitchfork revealed it's top 200 covers by Arcade Fire yet?

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    Black Lips/King Khan & BBQ Show - 9/12 - J. Lorraine Ghost Town
    DJ Shadow/Cut Chemist - 9/18 - Moody Theater

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    Thanks for trying Marco. I guess I'm just not a Queen kinda guy; those songs make me want to go home and smack around my pregnant wife.
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    You know you LOLed at it, Swan
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    Quote Originally Posted by menikmati View Post
    I like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for the same reasons I like the Pixies...a lot of their songs are (more like were) quick and dirty, and again I think people focus too much on their hits like Maps, Gold Lion, Zero, and Y Control, and forget some of the smaller gems they have to offer (two of which appeared on EPs) that they hardly ever play/played live. Again though, I think you have some interest/appreciation for the simple dirty rock sound going into these. Given those guidelines, three of my favorites would be: (I would also suggest checking out the Karen O. At Home demos that leaked a couple years ago - recorded before the YYY's got big)
    I think the bolded statement is a very important one. If you don't have at least some appreciation for the genre of music that is represented by the artist, you probably won't appreciate said artist. If I came in here and said "I love Metallica and think acoustic guitars are gay...someone convince me on Fleet Foxes", that would really be a pointless endeavor on the part of the seller, yes?
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    What is this, low standards Tuesday?
    its the 1st day in a while that I have been able to troll the threadz....my lulz standards are quite low...
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    Quote Originally Posted by paganman7 View Post
    Thanks for trying Marco. I guess I'm just not a Queen kinda guy; those songs make me want to go home and smack around my pregnant wife.
    then the songs did their job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rskapcat View Post
    If you don't have at least some appreciation for the genre of music that is represented by the artist, you probably won't appreciate said artist.
    That's the thing. On paper I should really enjoy The Yeah Yeah Yeah's. I guess their music just hasn't hit me like it has others. I'll let you know if my opinion has changed after I watch the videos.
    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    Has Pitchfork revealed it's top 200 covers by Arcade Fire yet?

    Little Dragon - 8/31 - Moody Theater
    Ty Segall - 9/5 - The Mohawk
    Seth Troxler - 9/5 - Vulcan Gas Company
    Black Lips/King Khan & BBQ Show - 9/12 - J. Lorraine Ghost Town
    DJ Shadow/Cut Chemist - 9/18 - Moody Theater

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    Quote Originally Posted by rskapcat View Post
    I think the bolded statement is a very important one. If you don't have at least some appreciation for the genre of music that is represented by the artist, you probably won't appreciate said artist. If I came in here and said "I love Metallica and think acoustic guitars are gay...someone convince me on Fleet Foxes", that would really be a pointless endeavor on the part of the seller, yes?
    True, but if someone felt that way, they wouldn't hold any interest in being turned onto Fleet Foxes or whatever other band to begin with. Plus just tell them that Metallica was last good in 1988, and they'll go home angry and cry.

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    Anyone wanna give me 3 quick Joy Division tracks I should listen to? Doesn't have to be in the form of youtubes or anything. Just real quick. I really need to decided whether or not I like them once and for all.


    Edit: For background information, no, I don't usually associate myself with their particular genre of music, but I am fascinated by their supposed importance in music history and think I could appreciate them regardless.
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    Joy Division

    "She's Lost Control"


    "Colony."


    "Komakino."
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    Pearl Jam well at least my favorite songs, besides the ones already posted are

    Animal
    Indifference
    Black (I don't care how many times it's been played I love this song)

    or
    Oceans
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    Arcade Fire

    Please leave out the obvious Rebellion (Lies) because I do enjoy that song, not enough to convince me to listen to more though.

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    Radiohead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdubby View Post
    Arcade Fire

    Please leave out the obvious Rebellion (Lies) because I do enjoy that song, not enough to convince me to listen to more though.





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    convince me i'm wrong about tool

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    (various incorrect AF choices)
    you have just pointed out the flaw in my logic behind this thread idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdubby View Post
    Arcade Fire

    Please leave out the obvious Rebellion (Lies) because I do enjoy that song, not enough to convince me to listen to more though.
    You prefer big shouty anthems, or quieter little numbers?

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    Let's leave out the obvious Arcade Fire songs that people should at least give one listen (Rebellion Lies (like you mentioned), No Cars Go, Intervention, and Neighborhood #1 Tunnels). A few of their lesser knowns, that should get more play time by everybody (and really convinced me on them), are:

    The Woodlands National Anthem:


    Vampire/Forest Fire:


    and they do a good cover of Naive Melody (I think):


    but if you don't want to include covers, then My Body Is A Cage is another good song (gets better as it goes, good ending):

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    you have just pointed out the flaw in my logic behind this thread idea.
    Those are currently my three favorite songs by them. I forgot that we aren't allowed to have our own opinions on the board, my bad.

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    What about I'm Sleeping In A Submarine? That one eternally makes me happy even if I've burnt out a bit on the rest of their catalog.
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    I really need to get ahold of Arcade Fire's albums and listen to them from front to back. I've avoided them for a while for no discernable reason, but every time i hear a song from them i enjoy it immensely
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    This is going to turn into a clusterfuck of dissenting opinions. For example, my Pixies three would be:

    Caribou (there's a special place in hell for people who don't like this song)


    Oh My Golly!


    Gouge Away


    I tried doing Boredoms, but they are more of an album band (and one of my picks, "Super Going," isn't on YouTube). Individual songs are great and all, but their albums are constructed as whole, continuously flowing pieces, so something is lost taking them on through single songs. Get either Vision Creation Newsun or Super AE and drive around a remote scenic area on a sunny day with whichever album you choose at full blast, and if you don't get anything out of it, it may just never happen for you, you wretched joyless creature. Here's a song anyway:

    Heart

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    Convince me I'm wrong about Tom Waits.

    I'm not saying I don't like him but I only heard Closing Time and I thought it was just 'ok'.
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    That's how I felt about Tom Waits having only heard that album as well. He had a complete overhaul of his sound in the 80s which I like a hundred times better, although I'm still not familiar enough to be the one to choose the 3 songs.

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    but I am fascinated by their importance in music history
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    Quote Originally Posted by miscorrections View Post
    What about I'm Sleeping In A Submarine? That one eternally makes me happy even if I've burnt out a bit on the rest of their catalog.
    I've always enjoyed Headlights as well.
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    Just to jump in the dogpile, for I would be remiss if I did not:


    Cars & Telephones is an old, unreleased song about a dude who loves a girl who's far away.




    Vampire/ Forest Fire is a song they very rarely play live, either because it usually uses a banjo they don't usually travel with, or because it's one of the few songs they play that might actually be literally autobiographical. It's a damn shame.



    No Cars Go makes me very happy. It is one of the only songs they have that doesn't really have a darker vein running under it. For some reason known only to God, the Irish national news shows use it a lot. I like the way it just demands participation.

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